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Debate rages as Republicans push new voting restrictions

April 7, 2021
Nancy Cordes | CBS News
Republicans in dozens of states are pushing new, restrictive voting laws, putting corporations under pressure to respond. Nancy Cordes takes a look.
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Biden administration speeds up vaccination timeline, infrastructure plan may follow suit

April 7, 2021
Yamiche Alcindor, Lisa Desjardins | PBS NewsHour
President Joe Biden once again changed his vaccination goals Tuesday, shortening the timeline for all American adults to be eligible to get a vaccine. And, a Senate rule change may allow him to move forward on infrastructure without Republican support. White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor and congressional correspondent Lisa Desjardins are here to share the latest in Washington.
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Biden to push back on criticism that infrastructure bill goes too far

April 7, 2021
Shannon Pettypiece | NBC News
President Joe Biden is expected to push back Wednesday against criticism that his $2 trillion infrastructure plan goes too far beyond funding traditional infrastructure and would cost jobs by raising taxes on corporations.
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2 Dem senators balk at Biden's new spending plan

April 6, 2021
Joe Manchin wants his party's leaders and President Joe Biden to make significant changes to their sweeping new tax-and-spend legislation — and he’s got other Democratic senators with him.

Attack At The Capitol & The Trial of Derek Chauvin

April 2, 2021
Another Capitol police officer is dead, less than three months after the January 6th insurrection. The panel discussed the trial of Derek Chauvin and President Biden’s ambitious infrastructure plan. Lisa Desjardins of The PBS NewsHour guest moderates.
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Scoop: Moderate Democrats buck Biden tax hikes

March 29, 2021
Jonathan Swan, Kadia Goba | Scoop: Moderate Democrats buck Biden tax hikes
President Biden's plan to pay for his coming infrastructure package with big tax hikes already is meeting some resistance from moderate Democrats, a stumbling block for his progressive ambitions.

President Joe Biden’s First News Conference

March 26, 2021
President Biden’s first news conference focused on immigration, voting rights & gun reform. The panel discussed how Biden plans to address these issues. Peter Baker of The New York Times guest moderates.
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